Alberto Bosque, Ph.D., M.B.A., joined the George Washington University in November 2016 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine. He is a biochemist with considerable experience in cell biology and signal transduction.
Dr. Bosque received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with high honors from the University of Zaragoza, Spain in 2001. During his graduate studies at the University of Zaragoza in the laboratory of Dr. Alberto Anel, he studied the mechanisms of downregulation of human T cell immune responses and their implication to Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndromes (ALPS).
After obtaining a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology with honors “cum laude”, Dr. Bosque moved to the U.S. and joined the laboratory of Dr. Vicente Planelles at the University of Utah, first with a postdoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Government followed by a Mathilde Krim Postdoctoral Fellowship from The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). During his postdoctoral studies, he developed one of the first primary cell models of HIV-1 latency. In 2011, Dr. Bosque became a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah and in 2015 an Assistant Professor. During his time as Faculty at the University of Utah, he also completed with honors a Master Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.).
Shortly after joining the MITM department, Dr. Bosque took the role of co-Director of the PhD program in Microbiology and Immunology together with Dr. David Leitenberg and participated in the restructuration of the program. He also participates in the teaching of Medical students, PA students as well as graduate students. He has also participated in the mentoring of several undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellows. He was awarded the 2018 Best Mentor Award for the GW Postdoc Association.
He has secured extramural funding as a PI including an R21, R21/R33, R56 and two R01s from NIAID, as well as other grants as a collaborator. He is also participating in the leadership of the DC Center for AIDS Research as the Core Co-Director of the Basic Sciences Core. His expertise in HIV has been recognized both Nationally and Internationally and he has participated as an expert reviewer for NIH, amfAR as well as different international organizations among others. During his career, he has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications and has reviewed manuscripts for different Journals, including Nature communications, eLife and the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of Research at GW and a voting member of the Faculty Senate Standing Committee for Research.